Batley Bulldogs

Batley Bulldogs

Life and times at Mount Pleasant captured perfectly in print

WHEN an author becomes as ensconced in a subject as Tony Hannan did with Batley Bulldogs in 2016, you wonder how they ever re-emerge.

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Hunslet coach Gary Thornton

Hunslet pull out Bradford plum in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup

HUNSLET FACE back-to-back showdowns with fallen giants Bradford Bulls following the fourth round draw for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.

Rugby league 1

Batley Bulldogs 32 Barrow 12: It’s Batley’s Day with an emphatic response

Batley Bulldogs recovered from a slow start to run in 32 unanswered points as they overcame Barrow Raiders in their first Betfred Championship home game of the season.

Rugby league
Championship round-up: Halifax, Sheffield and Featherstone suffer defeat, but victory for Batley

Championship round-up: Halifax, Sheffield and Featherstone suffer defeat, but victory for Batley

Two late tries from winger Adam Higson proved decisive as Toronto Wolfpack marked their first Championship foray into Yorkshire with a 20-6 win over Halifax at the Shay.

Halifax RL

Exclusive video interview with Sam Burgess Down Under on his links to Wigan

SAM BURGESS has played down rumours he could be heading back to Super League - saying Wigan Warriors coach Shaun Wane had him making “promises” after too many beers!

Hull FC
Halifax 30 Sheffield Eagles 10: Murray double helps Halifax beat Eagles

Halifax 30 Sheffield Eagles 10: Murray double helps Halifax beat Eagles

Halifax opened their Championship account at the second attempt with a convincing 30-10 win over Sheffield at the Shay.

Rugby league
Halifax's Rob Worrincy is tackled by the Featherstone defence.

Betfred extend their sponsorship to Championship and League 1

Betfred have become title sponsors of rugby league’s Championship and League 1.

Rugby league 1

Castleford Tigers fall to defeat against Featherstone

Featherstone Rovers came from 16-10 down at half-time to beat local rivals Castleford Tigers 32-16 in the Boxing Day challenge match at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Featherstone Rovers
Alex Walmsley, in action against Lebanon. Picture: NRL Photos/Gregg Porteous

World Cup: ‘Proud’ Alex Walmsley prepares to face the ultimate test against Australia

ALEX WALMSLEY admits it is “surreal” knowing he will play in the World Cup final with England – after thinking he was destined to never even pull on the shirt.

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Alex Walmsley in action against Papua New Guinea.

Walmsley aiming to put Dewsbury ‘on the map’

ALEX WALMSLEY hopes to put Dewsbury “on the map” by helping England win their first-ever World Cup.

Rugby league
Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow lift the 2017 Super League Champions Trophy. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Leeds Rhinos aiming to set new Super League attendance record at Elland Road

Leeds Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington has hailed their growing relationship with Leeds United as his club bid to break the Super League attendance record during two matches at Elland Road next season.

Leeds Rhinos
Batley Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin.' Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

2018 Championship Fixtures: Batley Bulldogs

Here are Batley Bulldogs’ fixtures for the 2018 Championship season.

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Leeds Rhinos convincingly beat Castleford Tigers in Super League's Grand Final at Old Trafford last month.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Fixtures 2018: Leeds Rhinos out to smash Super League record at Elland Road

WITH the 2018 fixture list now revealed, defending champions Leeds Rhinos have declared they aim to break the Super League attendance record when they take two regular games to Elland Road next season.

Alex Walmsley: Ready to make World Cup debut.

Rugby League World Cup: Alex Walmsley backed to impress Down Under

As he prepares to make his belated England debut, St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has been told he would “thrive” in the NRL.

Batley Bulldogs
Alex Walmsley: Has overcome illness.

Big-match preview, Australia v England: This is what we’ve been waiting for says Denis Betts

England will aim to use their 2016 Four Nations Series failure to drive them to success in the World Cup, according to assistant coach Denis Betts.

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New father: England's Alex Walmsley.

World Cup build-up: Alex Walmsley aims to make new son so proud

YOU would think the only downside for giant prop Alex Walmsley on his England World Cup call-up and potential international debut is leaving his new-born son for almost two months.

Dewsbury Rams
James Harrison: Scored two tries in Batley's defeat.

Rams and Bulldogs miss out on glamour showdown

Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs were unable to earn a Championship Shield final against one-another as they both lost their semi-finals over the weekend.

Rugby league
Aston helps Bradford edge our rivals Rams

Aston helps Bradford edge our rivals Rams

Strugglers Bradford Bulls beat Dewsbury Rams 16-12 yesterday in their Championship Shield clash.

Bradford Bulls
Batley's Dane Manning attempts to get away from Dewsbury's Dale Morton.

Championship/League One: McNamara defends fired up Dragons, winger Reittie flies in for four tries in Batley v Dewsbury derby, and Hunslet hammer South Wales Ironmen

Steve McNamara defended his Catalans Dragons players’ physical approach after his side gained a vital 24-0 victory in a hard-fought contest at Championship side Halifax.

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Batley Bulldogs coach Matt Diskin. 'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Batley Bulldogs v Dewsbury Rams: Hosts out to prove timely point against neighbours

BATLEY BULLDOGS will have a point to prove when they play host to neighbours and fierce rivals Dewsbury Rams tomorrow (3pm).

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